This is an album I’ve been excited about for a long time. Hiatus Kaiyote’s Choose Your Weapon is finally out and it’s an amazing album. I’ve been a fan of these guys since their early days and still listen to Tawk Tomahawk regularly. The only problem I’ve ever had with their debut release is that it’s too short and always leaves me wanting more. That’s no longer a problem with the new album providing 18 fresh new gems.
The Melbourne crew have constantly been progressing over the past few years and Choose Your Weapon is proof of that. The album is packed with beautifully crafted songs as well as a few short instrumental jams and is an incredibly cohesive and impressive album. Nai Palm’s beautiful vocals are as amazing as ever but props also need to go to the rest of the band. Paul Bender is an outstanding bass player, Simon Mavin is a master on the keys, and Perrin Moss’ drumming is a big reason that their sound is so appealing to me (be sure to check Perrin’s side project Clever Austin).
The album is out now. Support here.
Hiatus Kaiyote – Swamp Thing